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Lesson 3. Basic Editing Tasks  > Deleting, Copying, and Moving Text - Pg. 16

Basic Editing Tasks 16 To cancel a selection, click anywhere on the screen or use the keyboard to move the insertion point. When you are selecting text by dragging with the mouse, Word's default is to automatically select entire words. If you need to select partial words, you can turn this option off (or back on) as fol- lows: 1. 2. 3. 4. Click Tools, Options to open the Options dialog box. Click the Edit tab. Click the check box for When Selecting, Automatically Select Entire Word to turn it on or off. Click OK. Deleting, Copying, and Moving Text ^ In Lesson 1, "Getting Started with Microsoft Word," you learned how to use the Delete and Backspace keys to delete single characters. In this lesson, you learn how to delete larger amounts of text in a single block, and how to move or copy text from one document location to another. To delete a block of text, first select the text, and then choose from the following: · To simply delete the text, press Delete or Backspace. · To delete the text and replace it with new text, type the new text. To move or copy text, start by selecting the text, and then follow these steps: 1. 2. To copy the text, click Edit, Copy or press Ctrl+C. Or, to move the text, click Edit, Cut or press Ctrl+X. Move the cursor to the location where you want to place the moved or copied text.